Let’s celebrate Women’s History Month with this documentary that tells the story of Marie Suize Pantalon, who traveled from France to California in 1850 during the Gold Rush. She became a successful gold miner and winemaker in an essentially masculine environment.
She was arrested many times for wearing men’s clothes and decided to appropriate this as part of her identity and claims her nickname Marie Pantalon.
A woman who was extremely famous and much talked about in the newspapers, but then completely fell into oblivion. She was forgotten until 2004, until Amador County celebrated its 150th anniversary, and decided to honor the memory of Marie Pantalon by naming her Sesquicentennial Woman of the Year.
In this 30 minutes documentary, local expert Susan Butruille (author of Women’s Voices from the Mother Lode: Tales from the California Gold Rush) and other historians (Claudine Chalmers, Anick Foucrier, Anne Verjus..) describe her singular life. A documentary by French filmmaker Francois Gaillard.
Join us after the film for a Q&A with Susan Butruille!
Date: March 10th, 2021
Time: 7 pm PST
Documentary in French and English